Ontario expected to Move to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16.
Please read the below media release from Sam Oosterhoff, MPP
I want to inform you, based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, that the province, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen plan at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place.
Ontario will remain in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days. Ontario will exit Step Three of the Roadmap when 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their population fully vaccinated. Other key public health and health care indicators must also continue to remain stable. Upon meeting these thresholds, the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures will be lifted, with only a small number of measures remaining in place.
Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:
- Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people;
- Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
- Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
- Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
- Essential and non-essential retail with with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
- Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
Find the full list of activities permitted under Step Three here.
As key public health and health system indicators continue to improve across the province and public health measures are gradually eased, I want to assure you that I have been, and will continue to be, advocating for a full and safe reopening of dining, hospitality, and tourism destinations, as well as retail and personal care services in Niagara.
Please do not hesitate to contact myself or my team if you have questions, or if we are able to provide assistance at (905) 563-1755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your service,
Sam Oosterhoff, MPP
Thank you, and have a great business day!
Niagara Board of Trade & Commerce